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Tight glucose control benefits cardiac surgery patients without diabetes

July 2, 2015

Postoperative morbidity in patients without diabetes undergoing cardiac surgery was reduced with perioperative initiation of intensive insulin therapy, according to recent study findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

However, this effect was minimal in patients with diabetes, according to the researchers.

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Alcohol triggers brain’s response to food aromas, increases caloric intake in women

July 2, 2015
Women who consume alcohol before a meal will eat more and have a different brain response to food aromas compared with women who do not drink alcohol, according to…
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Children’s waist circumference, BMI linked to secondhand smoke exposure

July 1, 2015
Long-term exposure to secondhand smoke in early childhood was associated with an increase in waist circumference and BMI by age 10, according to recent findings. Linda
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Sexual dysfunction, subclinical hypothyroidism unrelated

July 1, 2015
Risk factors for sexual dysfunction in middle-aged women did not include subclinical hypothyroidism, according to recent study findings published in Thyroid.“In…
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Obese teens found less likely to use oral contraceptives

July 1, 2015
Contraception, especially oral contraception, is significantly less likely to be used by obese adolescents, compared with adolescents of normal weight, according to…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2 Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2
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This activity is supported by educational grants from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc; Eisai, Inc.; Novo Nordisk; Vivus, Inc.

Management of obesity is complex, factoring in psychological, environmental, and physiologic causes. Treatment options…
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VIDEO: Joint position statement addresses diabetes self-management education

VIDEO: Joint position statement addresses diabetes self-management education

June 12, 2015
BOSTON — Linda M. Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDE, of the University of Pittsburgh, discusses a newly released joint…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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